The past 72 hours have been filled with crazy fashion, crazy parties and crazy weather. Amidst watching brave, stiletto-sporting show-goers stumble through Nemo’s slippery slush, I managed to catch some killer shows, presentations and ragers. From Jason Wu and Alex Wang’s celeb-heavy front rows to Chloe Sevigny and Opening Ceremony’s all-girl protest at St. Mark’s Church, here’s what went down.
After hitting up Vanessa Bruno’s crazy-packed pop-up shop opening on Thursday night, fashion fiends flocked to Scoop NYC in Meatpacking to toast superstar stylist Cher Coulter’s new collection for AG Jeans‘ Stylist Series. In addition to appearances by Elizabeth Olsen and Liberty Ross, the event featured music by DJ Ms Nix, Tattly temporary tattoos and an AG Stylist Series photo booth.
Friday’s highlight was no doubt Jason Wu’s stunning show at 583 Park Avenue, which was attended by Alison Williams of Girls (she’s really fashion-y these days, huh?), Jaime King, Anna Wintour, Miroslava Duma, Stephanie Seymour and tons more fashion faces. As a possible salute to his top client, First Lady Michelle Obama, the designer’s fall 2013 range was filled with ladylike pieces with just the right amount of edge. Highlights included a luxe assymetrical evening dress in deep red, intricately embellished sleeveless dress that had the FLOTUS written all over them and lots of fur, which, surprisingly, seems to be this season’s strongest trend.
On Saturday, indie style star Chloë Sevigny took over St. Mark’s Church for her fifth Opening Ceremony collection. Inspired by "the inhibition of youth the follies of fashion of teenagers" and the ’60s protest movements, the exclusive presentation featured a range of badass female artists like Lissy Trullie and Kim Gordon (yes, the Kim Gordon) showing off the designer’s ever-retro wares while performing body-swaying tunes. Standout looks like ditsy patterned dresses, leather midi skirts, motif tights, platform sneakers and seamless bodysuits in collaboration with Emilio Cavallin stole the show. VIPs sipped SVEDKA Vodka backstage.
Over at Alexander Wang, the designer’s exciting appointment as creative director of Balenciaga inspired a packed house filled with a who’s who of fashion and music insiders. Front-rowers included Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt, Anna Wintour, Terry Richardson, Liberty Ross (who’s certainly making her presence known this season), Joan Smalls, A$AP Rocky (this season’s hip hop fashion fixture) and Zoe Kravitz. Not front row? Bloggers and, sadly, Bon Qui Qui. As for the collection, texture was of the essence, as was fall 2013’s omnipresent fur. Offering the ultimate IDGAF formula, the above look featured flat dress shoes, chunky socks, a knee-length leather skirt and a fur hoodie with a hole for your ponytail. Only Wang.
Sunday belonged to Yohji Yamamoto’s latest Y-3 collab for Adidas, which featured a primarily black-and-grey palette punctuated by neon orange and green. As expected, Adidas kicks anchored the show and added the perfect punch of color to otherwise muted looks. Yamamoto’s unmatched layering technique and unique perspective on proportion was seamlessly represented throughout the menswear and womenswear range.
The weekend capped with supermodel Anja Rubik’s saucy soiree at The Darby, which was attended by the likes of Brad Goreski and an incognito Amanda Bynes. Cult-cool designers like Cushnie et Ochs stayed glued to the dance floor as DJ Sam French and artist/DJ/stylesetter Theophilus London spun hip hop beats by Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Sisqo ("The Thong Song" really got Rubik moving) and Kanye West. Grammys who?